Thursday, March 25, 2021

Sizzling Survation survey suggests SNP are up FOUR POINTS - and that pro-independence parties will take 60% of the seats at Holyrood

I mentioned in the previous post that the new Survation poll shows the SNP on course for an overall majority, but I didn't realise at the time quite how good the figures were.  It's a bit startling to see such a big jump in the SNP vote at a time when the media narrative is about how much the party is supposedly struggling.

Scottish Parliament constituency ballot voting intentions:

SNP 50% (+4)
Conservatives 21% (-)
Labour 20% (-2)
Liberal Democrats 8% (-)

Scottish Parliament regional list ballot voting intentions:

SNP 39% (-)
Labour 20% (-)
Conservatives 19% (-2)
Greens 11% (+1)
Liberal Democrats 7% (-1)

Seats projection (with changes from 2016 election): SNP 67 (+4), Labour 24 (-), Conservatives 22 (-9), Greens 11 (+5), Liberal Democrats 5 (-)

SNP: 67 seats
All others: 62 seats


Pro-independence parties: 78 seats (60.5%)
Anti-independence parties: 51 seats (39.5%)


This offers some corroboration for the even more recent BMG poll, which also suggested that the SNP were doing a bit better than might have been expected.  The Tories must be tearing their hair out, because they seemed to have moved decisively back into second place in recent weeks, but now there seems to be considerable doubt once again over who will be the largest opposition party.

As ever, the Greens' showing in any Survation (or ComRes) poll should be taken with a hefty dose of salt due to the way the regional list question is asked.

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I have two constituency profiles in The National today for the forthcoming election - Shetland and North-East Fife.  You can also read my national predictions for the five main parties, along with the predictions of Mark Diffley and Mark McGeoghegan, HERE.  

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  1. So the public will back a perjurer who would put them in prison if they got in her way?

    The public will back a law which will put them in prison for stating that Men are not Female?

    The public will back a control freak fascist sexual deviant domestic abuser who happily put them under house arrest for months based on her political needs?

    I don't think so. This public isn't. I've been disenfranchised, denied my right to vote as there is now nobody that I can vote for.

  2. This is from the Express, so take with a pinch of salt, but the Poll they are describing predicts 71 SNP seats and a narrow win for Yes.

    Your thoughts on this James?